Thai Mutter Paneer is a gravy dish made with green peas & paneer. The popular Mutter Paneer gets a Thai makeover making it an interesting fusion dish.
I love creating a fusion recipe every once a while. It gives me the opportunity to mix different cuisines and create a new dish in the bargain. After Indian cuisine, Thai and Chinese food are my favorite. We love visiting new Thai restaurants in our area and trying out their menu. Even when we travel, we reserve one day for Thai food and check out the local restaurant there. Thankfully KR too loves this cuisine which makes restaurant choosing easy for us! On one such outing, while digging into the red curry, KR suggested that I must create a Thai curry for Cookilicious.
It had been awhile since I had featured a Thai recipe here. It made perfect sense that I create some new and fun Thai recipe which I know we would love. However I didn’t want to simply prepare the red/green curry. I was browsing through my Pinterest feed and came across my Mutter Paneer recipe which is prepared in red gravy but very different from the Thai curry. Nothing was the same apart from the color of the gravy. This is what gave me an idea to recreate this famous Indian dish by giving it a Thai flavor. Thus a new recipe was born!
The recipe is really simple and easy to make. First grind onion, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, red pepper flakes and salt to a smooth paste. Heat oil in a pan and fry this ground paste for 2 minutes. Then add the red curry paste, mix and continue to saute for 2 more minutes.
Make this for a weeknight dinner or for a family brunch. It will surely win you many hearts. The Thai flavors stand out clearly giving this gravy a new dimension and taste. Now you have 2 ways of preparing this awesome dish – Indian and Thai! Green peas and paneer make one hell of a combo!
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- 1 onion
- 3-4 garlic cloves
- Half inch ginger
- 2 tbsp lemongrass paste
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp oil
- 3-4 tbsp red curry paste
- 1 can of coconut milk
- 1 cup green peas
- 500 gms of paneer
- Cilantro for garnish
- First grind onion, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, red pepper flakes and salt to a smooth paste. Heat oil in a pan and fry this ground paste for 2 minutes. Then add the red curry paste, mix and continue to saute for 2 more minutes.
- Then add coconut milk and green peas. Bring it to a boil on medium flame. Meanwhile grill paneer cubes and toss them in the gravy. Garnish with cilantro and serve with bread/naan or steamed rice.
- To make this vegan, add grilled tofu in place of paneer.
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If you enjoyed this fusion recipe, then do check out some others here – Fusion Gravy and Rabri Ice Cream with Beetroot & Raspberry Sauce. Some other Thai recipes that I am sure you will love are One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles, Red Thai Curry Salsa, Butternut Squash & Chickpea Thai Curry and Vegetarian Thai Chilly Fried Rice.